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Tau's first spawns (Cyphotilapia gibberosa Mikula)

5 years 10 months ago #34318 by bassetman
Building an 8x4x2 foot 500 gallon, my fourth. Might have to hit you up for some mikulas .

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5 years 10 months ago #34317 by Razzo
Hello everyone,

I think today may be the last day in the tumbler for group A (Day 24). Group B is already in the floating nursery, in the 40-gallon nursery tank. It was fun watching Group B eat today. As many of you already know, you really shouldn’t feed frontosa fry while they still have their egg sac (don’t know why, that is just what I have been taught). My plan is to have each group feeding well in the floating nurseries before releasing them to free swim in the 40. I look forward to seeing a swarm of fry (best guess is 51 of them) free swimming in the 40-gallon tank.

In any event, here is Group A (Day 24) still in the tumbler. I wanted to remove all evidence of the tumbler in Photoshop but I gave up on the screen below (too much work :) ). Hope you enjoy…

Cyphotilapia gibberosa Mikula…


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5 years 10 months ago #34316 by Razzo

bassetman wrote: The mikulas look good Razzo. The calvus I got from you a few years ago are stunning at full size. Mostly keeping CA and SA cichlids now but will always have some fronts and calvus.


Thanks BM :) Glad to hear the calvus are doing well and you are happy with them.

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5 years 10 months ago #34314 by bassetman
The mikulas look good Razzo. The calvus I got from you a few years ago are stunning at full size. Mostly keeping CA and SA cichlids now but will always have some fronts and calvus.

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5 years 10 months ago #34308 by Razzo
Group B (the group of ten) egg sacs are almost gone (Day 25 for them). I removed them tonight to the 40 gallon nursery tank. They are in a floating nursery in that tank. I plan to start feeding them tomorrow.

Here's Group A (pictured below). I had just turned the lights on in the fish room and they were all bunched up together :)


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5 years 10 months ago #34305 by ziggy2
Coming along nicely. Great pics as usual.

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5 years 10 months ago #34304 by Razzo
These images were captured, yesterday, on Day 20 (left group) and Day 23 (right group). I like how the group on the left all stack up on the right edge of their tumbler peering over at their mates in the other tumbler (if they could speak,... what would they be saying?).

Cyphotilapia gibberosa Mikula





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5 years 10 months ago #34303 by Razzo

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5 years 11 months ago #34298 by ziggy2
Looks real good.

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5 years 11 months ago #34292 by Razzo
At this point, they are changing quite a bit on a daily basis. Their motive skills are dramatically increasing and I even noticed a couple getting "biffy" with their tank mates. Their "Zaire Blues" (and purples) are starting to be more pronounced. Also, their stripes seem to be developing too.

Always enjoy new life :)


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